Ph.D., English, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Professor Madhura Bandyopadhyay is a Lecturer in Writing in the English Department at John Jay College. Prior to joining John Jay as a Doctoral Lecturer in 2019, Dr. Bandyopadhyay worked as a full-time faculty in Writing Studies at Syracuse University, at the University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg, at Singapore for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at its collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay has taught First-Year Composition, Advanced Composition, Business, Technical and Health Science Writing at various institutions. She has also taught literature and cultural studies, women and gender focused courses, postcolonial and world literatures, General Education, ESL, Adult Education and bridge courses. She has also worked with Writing Centers at different institutions. She currently teaches ENG 101 and ENG 201 at John Jay.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay has presented her work at many conferences including at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Her recent presentations at national conferences have included papers on First-Year Composition pedagogy, STEM capstone projects, multimodal composition discussing such issues as academic globalization, diversity and humanistic inquiry.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay’s Ph.D. dissertation was on nineteenth-century British literature and culture and was entitled “Working with the Body: Gender, Subjectivity and the Labouring Body in Victorian England.” She grew up in Kolkata, India and came to the US for graduate studies after completing her M.A. at Jadavpur University, Kolkata and her B.A. at Presidency College, Kolkata. She has lived and taught in different countries and many US states. Outside of work, she enjoys blogging and walking around the city. Apart from English, Dr. Bandyopadhyay enjoys reading and writing in Bengali and has a working knowledge of Hindi.